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she'l he'll lack. and she did play a role as the obama administration would assert in restoring the american image, but i think there will be more points of continuity than discontinuity. >> rose: how do you assess her four years? >> >> well, i think she was good at restoring the american image. i think she trafd a lot. she went to 112 countries. i think she had some success in asia. but i don't think she or the obama administration has many notable diplomatic accomplishiments. the syria problem is-- seemed. the middle east situation seems pretty much stalled out. can. >> rose: do you believe benghazi will be a cirrus law on her record? >> i think it is a flaw. but i don't think it will be a lasting flaw. it was a systemic breakdown. there was an independent review that established there was a lot of culpability of a lot of people on the sixth floor of the state department, but she was on the seventh floor, and certainly, her posture has been she accepts responsibility for what happened but not blame, and that's pret much what played out today in two hearings. she was uncharacte
in combat. under the obama administration, the prohibition on being openly gay was lifted. now, with little fanfare, the last restriction -- keeping women on the sidelines will be thrown out thursday. within a year, women who serve in the military -- they make up 14% of the force -- will be eligible to apply for 230,000 new jobs. the reason, the last two u.s. wars. >> there are no frontlines anymore. if you go all the way back to the civil war, you had a front line in the clear back line. you do not now because it is an asymmetric war fight. anybody at any moment to be in danger. >> women have been with combat units. during iraq and afghanistan. >> it was myself and the others and the company. >> 800 u.s. women have been wounded in iraq and afghanistan. more than 130 have died, including jennifer. >> i do not want them to forget her. i think probably everybody feels that way -- every parent feels that way. the sacrifices she made an the other is that still do. >> in many ways what will be announced will not be new to the 200,000 women who serve in the military. many have seen combat, train
-out a rocket launch in december. the obama administration sponsored the measure. north korea is not believed to have the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead that's capable of slamming into the u-s. but, its launch last month showed it has the ability to deliver a rocket that could come close to california. has the backing of president obama. assault weapons are not necessary for the average american to own. >> weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat. they are replicated for civilian use. in a month after a new town conn where 26 innocent lives were lost to this automatic weapon and a person who never should have owned it we had over 26 killed on the streets of the city of chicago. the national rifle association about to fight any measures that they blocked american freedom. one day after president obama's inauguration house speaker john boehner gave a speech at a private g-o-p luncheon and had a warning for fellow republicans. >> attempt to annihilate the republican party. boehner went on to say he believed the obama administratio
the othe obama administration announcing it will send four high tech fighter jets to egypt even though that country is in militant hands and of course hillary clinton's testimony about libya. here to run it all down for us colonel ralph peters joins us from washington. what's the headline of the hillary clinton testimony today for you. >> hillary mops floor with congressman and senators. she was as james rosen pointed out. she was prepared. she had it down. she had answers anticipatory answers ready. the congressman and senators didn't do their homework. they made speeches again as james rosen pointed out. their questions were ill focused. they went down the red herring road. they needed to ask hillary, why when it went down, if shes would was aware there was an attack, why she didn't immediate qulatly ask ask for urgent military help. they needed to ask her specifically who and when denied the request from libya for greater embassy security. they needed -- i would have asked her this question. were you asked, madam secretary, to go on the sunday talk shows before susan rice was asked
their children. >> ifill: but sparks flew when senate republicans accused the obama administration of deceiving the nation by initially suggesting the benghazi attack was something other than terrorism. senator ron johnson of wisconsin: >> we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact... >> but could-- but, you know... >> ...and the american people could have known that within days, and they didn't know that. >> and-- with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference, at this point, does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. now, honestly, i will do my best to answer your questions about this. but the fact is that people were trying in real time to get to the best information. >> ifill: republican john mccain
success in asia. but i don't think she or the obama administration has many notable diplomatic accomplishiments. the syria problem is-- seemed. the middle east situation seems pretty much stalled out. can. >> rose: do you believe benghazi will be a cirrus law on her record? >> i think it is a flaw. but i don't think it will be a lasting flaw. it was a systemic breakdown. there was an independent review that established there was a lot of culpability of a lot of people on the sixth floor of the state department, but she was on the seventh floor, and certainly, her posture has been she accepts responsibility for what happened but not blame, and that's pret much what played out today in two hearings. she was uncharacteristically emotional in describing the death of the four americans. so i don't think it's going to be an impediment to what everybody assumes are her longer term political ambitions to run for the presidency. >> rose: what struck you about the testimony today that was noteworthy? >> well, there was very little that shed new light on the white house role. you know, th
recommendation of the joint chiefs of staff, the obama administration will announce formally tomorrow that the ban on women in combat is over. they had been making some progress in this direction, recently opening up the special operations aviation command to female pilots, and last year opening uabout 14,000 positions in the military that had been previously off limits to women. but this announcement could open up 230,000 new jobs to women over the course of the next year. the various service branches will make their own plans for how to do it. if there are individual specific jobs that they still want exempt for women, that they want exempt from this new policy, the service chiefs can ask for that. but that will not be the expectation. the priority, of course, is still military readiness and combat effectiveness above all. but they are making this move, starting tomorrow, to make serving equally recognized, equally. to clear the way for women in combat. joining us now is one of the women whose legal case on this issue may have helped push the military to this decision. she is captai
political advantage over the obama administration, over hillary clinton in particular over the attack in benghazi, what ended up looming unexpectedly large over these proceedings was how benghazi is not an unprecedented thing. the state department has had its personnel and its facilities in danger and facing different kinds of attack over and over and over and over again for decades all over the world. and the attempted political acrimony of today's hearing ended up kind of dead-ending today whenever secretary clinton would bring back what congress does not see as a priority does not see the safety that work at the state department and the resources to ensure that safety. and yes, there is a political agenda to be driven, always, always. but in terms of steps necessary to protect people, so far hillary clinton made the case today that congress has been against it. specifically right now, members of the republican-controlled house have been against it. >> we have asked the congress to help us real locate funds. the senate has given us that authority. we don't yet have it from the house
. and there's a lot of frustration among republicans as just a policy matter that the obama administration is not doing more to support the opposition there, not intervening a little more in terms of giving support to the rebels and he will probably answer questions about that, and generally questions about the arab spring overall, what's going on with egypt, what's going on with morsi, those problems ought to be at the forefront. >> different also because he has already been a presidential candidate. and i'm wondering, you know, in terms of contrasting it, ron, yesterday with hillary clinton, a lot of people interpreted some of the answers she gave as looking ahead to 2016. john kerry has wanted to be secretary of state. it's no big surprise that this is a role he has coveted. but for people out there who don't follow politics as close as we might, they might ask a question, why. here is a guy who has been in the senate since 1984. he's been a presidential nominee. why this, why now? >> well, there's two jobs he's always wanted. first, he wanted to be president of the united states and he
the obama administration change? why lift the ban now? and what's the real story about carrying all that heavy equipment? >>> last stand. secretary hillary clinton, filled with fiery emotion in her last appearance before congress. >> what difference at this point does it make? >> the indignation. and then, the tears in her eyes. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers and the wives left alone to raise their children. >>> frozen solid. a nation so cold, a worker 200 feet above ground is rescued, unable to get down. so cold out there, a banana turns into a hammer. >>> and, in his own words. manti te'o with katie couric. his first on-camera interview after the hoax. >> this girl, who i committed myself to, died on september 12th.
department. i take it very seriously. >> reporter: ron johnson accused the obama administration of covering up the nature of the attack in the weeks following the assault. >> we were misled that there were supposed tow proefrts and something sprang -- protests and something sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the facts. and the american people could have known that within days. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from happening again, senator. >> reporter: she focused her testimony on her efforts to fix the security issues at the state department. while security costs have gone up, congress has refused requests for more money and cut the state department's budget. john mccain, a critic of the administration's response to the attacks said clinton's answers were unsatisfactory. >> the american people and t
, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the united states attorney is envisioned by this administration. this administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the communities in our district to understand what the issues are and challenges are and to do what we can to help, to convene meetings, to do whatever we can to help on behalf of the administration. and as part of tha
as congressmen question hillary clinton about the attack that left four americans dead. they feel the obama administration misled americans about what happened. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk that they decided they would kill four americans. >> republicans drilled clinton about request for more security before the attack. clinton admitted those messages never crossed her desk. >> did i find that you did not read the cables, i would have relieved you of your post. >> an independent review post found a series of -- that lead to security lapses at consulate. governor clinton took responsibility what happened and she assured members of congress changes are being made to create a tronger department of state. >>> -- stronger department of state. >>> a truce in the battle over the nation's debt limit. they have passed a bill to let the government keep borrowing and ignore the current debt limit until may. but they tacked on a condition. under the bill, members of congress could not collect a paycheck unti
as much as i do. we know nothing new today. the obama administration was winner and the american people was the loser. we no nothing more than weeks or months ago about this situation and it's still incumbent upon congress to get answers. how can you believe this administration about anything if we can't get straight answers on this terrible tragedy? >> general wes clark, welcome back. another thing is bugging me. state department mid-level officials said on a number of occasions during this whole period that they had three or four or five memos, cables, sent for better security and never got them. today secretary of state clinton said she never saw the cables, never read the cables and winds up blaming republicans for not funding the state department. wes clark, you know bs as well as i do. that is sum of the biggest bs i've heard. >> i will tell you the state department has lost some of its requests for funding and funding in the security area. so that's a fact. secondly there's lots of cables that go back and forth in government. i'm certain the secretary of defense doesn't read all
he biggest question facing the obama administration. >> i want to take one for the team and ask a big question. did the president know she was lip syncing and does he care? >> i have not had the discussion with him. i don't know that i understand the variety and contradictory reports on the matter and i would refer you to j-sick or pick. >> jennifer: that refers to the committees that organize the inauguration. bill press did follow up with a more pointed question, and jay carney danced around it and similar questions from other reporters. unfortunately we may never know what happened on that stage with beyonce and whether she lip synced. check us out on line at current.com/thewarroom website. thanks so you all joining us here in "the war room." >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we have a great show ahead for you tonight. secretary of state hillary clinton went up the hill and the republicans were aggressive and hot style. get a look. >> had i been president at the time and i found that you did not read the cables from benghazi, you did not read the cables fr
that was passed today, we'll take that up with senator barrasso and the a-team tonight. the obama administration and the wake of benghazi told the american people, repeat ed please that u.s. had a strategy, and substantial security present at the consulate. the accountability review boards investigations and subsequent report declared of that not true, that the security measures were in the words of that report, quote, grossly inadequate. our first guest, press secretary clinton on that issue. >> i would ask you today if you believe we had a significant substantial and strong security present in libya at that time? >> on that night, we had the requisite number of ds agents, we can get mired in the back and forth, but i believe we'll be doing more to help prevent future tragedies and attacks if we take the recommendations. lou: joining us now, senator john barrasso, your assessment to how forth coming, the secretary was, and i would like to explore from back and forth as she put it. >> it is my impression, that she had answers prepared, she was going to give these answers regardless of the way t
. a second term obama administration. and that the emphasis is going to be on redistribution, not on trying to choose policies which help promote of fast growth rate gerri: redistribution. >> in my judgment that's why. gerri: congressman paul ryan who is famous for coming up with budgets that people the reject because he is trying to save money and not redistribute was out today with -- east china with his own budget and a few weeks, which is actually going to get rid of the deficit and to ensure order. his previous budgets and and then 30 years, this would do it in about ten. here's what he had to say. the house will not consider another debt ceiling increase unless the senate passes a budget the reader not going to keep raising the debt ceiling at indicating that there will be steep cuts said. what is the chance of that? >> well, i hope the is right, but i fear he is wrong. i think that the current mood of the country is more sympathetic to the president and the democrats' perspective, which is that we don't really have a serious spending problem. we have a minor spending problem we can d
news for you at this hour. joe biden is going on the road to push the obama administration's gun control plan. biden who led the gun violence task force heading to richmond, virginia this morning with other administration officials including democratic senator tim cane. virginia is very much a pro second amendment state. president obama wants background checks and to ban assault weapons for high compasssy is it magazines. many are concerned the proposal slett threatens the right to bear arms. >> republican house speaker john boehner with a grim warning about what he expects about president obama. >> we are there over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. >>age nile late the republican party. giving the speechl the day after the inauguration at a washington court. >> two guys filed suit against the restaurant chain. this picture went viral last week showing the chain's famous foot long sandwich which came up short of the 12 inches actually. i think more like 11. the chain issued a statement saying we have redo
korea's rockets to reach us all next year. all of this during president barack obama's administration and they have levied sanctions against their program. now on the test site, we have photographs of what they are showing, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> senator john kerry is expected to face mostly friendly questioning when he testifies before the committee that he served on for the past four, he will appear before the foreign relations committee starting 7:00 our time and he is expected to be easily confirmed by his senate colleagues. >>> and a look into the sandy hook school shooting, the sandy hook advisory commission will talk about the similar shootings of colorado and newtown connecticut. they will talk about school safety, mental health and gun violence prevention by march 15th. >>> senator dianne fine stein will begin to fight for a ban on assault weapons. and in a few hours, she will introduce a new law which is designed to stop military assault weapons. the senator introduced a similar bill shortly after a mass shooting at a san francisco law firm. >>> some
. >> reporter: republican ron johnson accused the obama administration of covering up the nature of the attack in the weeks following the assault. >> again, we were misled there were supposedly protests and that something sprang out of that, the assault spring out of that and we learned that that was not the fact and the american people counsel have known that within days. they did not know that. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out on a walk because they decided to kill americans. what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> reporter: clinton focused her testimony on her efforts to fix security issues at the state department. she pointed out that while security costs have gone up, congress has refused requests for more money and cut the state department budget. senator john mccain, a critic of the administration's response to the attacks, said clinton's answers were unsatisfactory. secretary clint
department. i take it very seriously. >> reporter: republican ron johnson accused the obama administration of covering up the nature of the attack in the weeks following the assault. >> we were misled that there were supposedly protests and then something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that. and that was easily ascertained that that was not the fact, and the american people could have known that within days and they didn't know that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans! was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator! >> reporter: clinton focused her testimony on her efforts to fix security issues at the state department. she pointed out that while security costs have gone up, congress has refused requests for more money and cut the state department budget. senator john mccain, a critic of the administration's response
criticism of her and the obama administration like this from a republican senator and potential 2016 presidential hopeful, rand paul. >> had i been president at the time and found you did not read the cables from benghazi, did not read the cables, i would have relieved you from your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> president obama picked senator john kerry to lead the state department after ambassador susan rice withdrew her name. you'll recall rice caught a lot of flack over the benghazi attack. kerry is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. >>> we are still talking about this probably for the last time, though. an inaugural official told cnn that pop star beyonce did not sing the national anthem live on inauguration day. the official asked to not be identified and it was beyonce herself who made the decision the night before. >> now you think it's done? >> i don't think we'll hear from her at least not for a while on this subject. yesterday there was at least a mystery, did she or did she. now it appears she didn't. there you go. >>> the truth about manti te'o, the
by the obama administration. but its u.s. military chief recommended a change to the rules. more than 20,000 women serve with u.s. forces in iraq and afghanistan. several have since filed lawsuits against the pentagon, claiming they served in a combat role, but have not been recognized for it. it seems the pentagon now believes the current restriction is at odds with the reality on the battlefield and an unfair limit on the women's military career, and members of congress agree. >> if women can meet the performance standards and can do the job and are willing to lay down their lives, then i think that's good for the nation. i think america's daughters are just as capable of defending liberty and freedom as our sons are. >> of america's 1.5 million members of the arms forces, 14% are women. lifting the ban will open up hundreds of thousands of new jobs for them. but it will not happen immediately. it's thought the u.s. defense secretary, leon panetta, wants initial plans in place by may, and military chiefs will have three years to decide if some combat roles should remain off limits to w
, you can learn more about the obama administration's gun control policy. vice president joe biden is hosting is google+ fireside tangout this afternoon. it's being -- hangout this afternoon. it's being described as a modern day version of the fireside chats. he is expected to discuss the white house policy revolutions. >>> this blast has brought freezing temperatures tot area -- to the area forcing the city to issue a code blue warning until sunday. now we're seeing snow and this was the scene overnight. flurries fell while you were sleeping. there were plows out this morning though getting ready for the commute today. lauren will have a check of that coming up in just a moment. but as for the snow and these cold conditions. lynette how long? >> the snow is going to linger, the flurries that wii still seeing this morning going to linger through daylight time and then things will start to taper off a bit. but the cold temperatures charlie going to linger through the weekend and we have another shot of some winter weather as we go into friday. i'll detail more of that coming up but
praise on her presumed successor. >> john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy. and i urge his speedy confirmation. >> if you confirm me, i would take office as secretary, proud that the senate is in my blood. but equally proud that so too is the foreign service. >> reporter: john mccain and kerry forged close bonds over vietnam. both naval officers, mccain was imprisoned. kerry returned to testify against the war in 1971. his first appearance before this committee. >> how do you ask a man to be the last man to die in vietnam? >> reporter: decades later, they united as senators to resolve p.o.w. issues and normalize relations with vietnam. >> working toward that end with john and witnessing almost daily his exemplary statesmanship is one of the highest privileges i've had here. >> reporter: today, they do have differences. mccain is more willing to arm the rebels in syria. >> i think we ought to tell the syrian people that we're either going to help them or we're not. >> if you have a complete implosion of the state, nobody has clearer definitio
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